Papered Shinto SukeNobu Wakizashi

Signature:  Dewa no Kami Minamoto SukeNobu
Forging Pattern:  Mokume
Tempering Pattern:  Midare in Nie with pools of ko Nie
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  21.4 inchesNakago: 5.75 inches  
Mountings:  Shirasaya
Overall Condition:  Excellent, high quality Japanese polish and shirasaya with NTHK papers (70-85 points).  SukeNobu was a student of Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke. Both smith's blades are ranked as Wazamono which is a top ranking for the cutting ability of the smiths swords.  This is an impressive blade with a strong active hamon with sprays and pools of nie and very well defined grain structure.

SwordsElliott Tan